BRUNSWICK, Maine—Attacker Franklin Reis totaled four goals and two assists to lead the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team to an 18-4 win against the Cadets of Norwich University on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action from Ryan Field.
With the win, the Polar Bears improve to 5-1, while the loss drops the Cadets to 0-5.
In addition to Reis, the Polar Bears saw three goals and an assist by Will Wise and three goals from Brett Kujala. Conor O'Toole added two goals and two assists, while Brandon Rothman chipped in with two goals and an assist.
The Cadets and the Polar Bears played even for the first part of the first quarter, as the score was knotted at 2-2 with 7:15 still to play following alternating goals by Bowdoin and Norwich. The Polar Bears took control from there, as O'Toole and Wise netted the final two goals of the first quarter and sparked a 7-0 Bowdoin scoring run that spanned almost 32 minutes of game action.
The Polar Bears scored four goals in the second quarter and tallied the first score of the third quarter before Lavery scored a man-up goal at the 5:43 mark. Sophomore Ryan McCarthy (Medford, Mass.) assisted on the goal.
Reis took control of the Polar Bears' offense from that point, and scored three-straight power play goals to give Bowdoin the 12-3 lead. Kujala scored the final goal of the third quarter, also on a man-advantage situation.
Mendoza opened the fourth quarter with an unassisted goal. With his two scores today, he is now one goal shy of becoming the third 100-goal scorer in Norwich history.
Norwich goaltenders Mark Paradiso (Westford, Mass.) and Ryan Fecteau (Danvers, Mass.) each saw 30 minutes in net. Paradiso recorded 11 saves in the first half before giving way to Fecteau, who totaled 10 second-half saves. Connor Laughlin earned the win in net for the Polar Bears and recorded two saves in 46:54 of action. Peter Mumford, Matt Netto, and Eric Zelina combined for two saves in the final 13:06.
Bowdoin's Rob Talcott won 14-of-19 faceoff attempts for the hosts, while Andrew Bracy (Carthage, N.Y.) led the Cadets with a 5-for-11 effort. Andrew Dustin (Canterbury, N.H.) paced the Cadets with four ground balls, while Talcott had a game-high five ground balls.
The Cadets return to action on Saturday when they travel to Albertus Magnus College for a 1:00 p.m. Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) matchup.